This was a fun one for me. Down on the corner of First & Spring in Pleasanton, CA is this wonderful Man Cave place called Specialty Auto. It’s a showroom filled with at least four dozen wonderfully restored classic cars like GTO, Lotus, MG, Rolls Royce… they even have a Gatsby there. Funny thing though is that I didn’t recognize what this car is. Somebody surely knows?
The paint job on this beauty was stunning. The fun part was processing it and giving the photo a flavor of color like we saw in the movie “Dick Tracy” back in the 90′s. I think it turned out pretty good. Oh, you’re wondering about the name of the photo? Pimpmobile just popped into my head as I sat back taking it in. I guess the flamboyancy of the photo was driving me.
To process this one I used Viveza by Nik software to add the blue, yellow and green. I love Viveza and use it a lot, usually not so obvious & heavy handed. It’s a helpful tool to add texture to skies, get rid of unwanted lens flare, add structure to photo elements I want to ‘pop’, and other little jobs that come along from time to time.